Janmashtami or Krishna Janmashtami is the annual Hindu festival of commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, the ninth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated all over India and Nepal and by the Hindu community in other countries viz. Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and Suriname. Krishna is one of the most worshipped Hindu deities. He is a friend, a protector, a teacher, a philosopher and a leader for his devotees. The festival of Krishna Janmashtami commemorating his birth falls on the month of Bhadrapada in Hindu calendar. Janmashtami is also known in other names such as Srikrishna Jayanti, Ashtami Rohini, Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Saatam Aatham etc.
Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated in high spirits as Krishna is one of the most followed Hindu deities. Also, Krishna is the ninth and the last incarnated avatar of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu took birth as Krishna to free the world from evils and to guide people to the path of Dharma or righteousness. Lord Krishna’s life and his mayas or miracles are important elements in the epic Mahabharatha. He is the Lord who narrated Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu holy text preaching Dharma. In Bhagavad Gita, the lord says ‘whenever there is predominance of evil and decline of righteousness, I’ll incarnate to destroy them and to re-establish Dharma in the world’. Hence Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti symbolises restoring the goodness. It is celebrated to encourage the goodwill and to bring people together, signifying unity and faith.
Janmashtami is celebrated with colours and fervour all over India. Singing, dancing, exchanging of gifts, prayers and chanting hymns from Bhagavad Gita are some of the observances. Dahi Handi (pot of curd) is a high energy celebration conducted to commemorate little Krishna’s stealing of butter. An earthen pot containing butter, buttermilk, ghee (milk fat) or milk is hung at a height using a rope. Men who participate have to make a human pyramid by climbing on each other, to reach the pot and to break it. Dahi Handi encourages men to work as a team. This celebration is referred as Uriadi in parts of South India. Rasalila or dramatic enactments of flirtatious aspects of Krishna is a tradition in some parts including Manipur. All traditions and observances of Janmashtami vary with different locations in India.
Here are some of our designs that can be a perfect outfit for Janmastami:
A beautiful pendant which handcarved as Lord Krishna standing next to cow with peacock design on the top. This is a beautiful statement piece that will add beauty to any occasion.
This kada is intricately handcrafted to give it a traditional look. Designed with the Kalash at the centre with an array of leaves on both the sides. The body has an intricate wave like design across the entire expanse. With beautiful Spinel stones set inside , it also comes with a screw fastening.Amazingly light weight , it still packs the punches. Kalash is often used during Dahi Handi.
Designed around a pair of exquisitely engraved peacocks, with the carvings extending down onto the body of the kada as well. It comes with a screw fastening, so it is easy to slip-on. This kada is one statement piece !!!!! Just have a look at the intricacy of the carvings – they are simply mind-boggling.
JADAU PEACOCK AFRA STUDS:
Centred around a pair of peacocks rendered in ruby coloured and emerald green stones and kundan with a wonderful surmount of a crown, this is a stunning piece.
MAYURA PEACOCK CHANDBALIS:
Flaunt these graceful chandbalis with peacock motif that stands perfectly as a stud and is followed by magnificent floral design on the main bali. The silver drops added at the bottom make the whole piece look utterly elegant.
CHAKRA DROP EARRING:
Give your outfit an elegant look with this earring. This earring has a chakra wheel motif at the top and ends with an elegant teardrop.
PINK LOTUS GLASS PENDANT:
This lovely Lotus pendant with rani pink glass can brighten up a dull rainy day and jazz up any outfit. As Krishna is a Vishnu avtar we always see Krishna & Vishnu holding lotus in their hands.
Feel the presence of Lord Krishna with these beautiful pieces.
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